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Giant Reign Zero - XTR and Hope'd - * now 28.1lbs

DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
edited February 2010 in Your mountain bikes
Bought off another member but so pleased with it had to show it off...

Frame 08 Reign 152mm travel
Fork 08 Fox Talas RL
Shock Dhx 4 air
Headset Cane creek
Wheels WTB Laserdisk Trail / Hope Gunsmoke QR
Tyres Kender Nevagal 2.35 DTC rear 2.35 Stick E front
Crankset /Pedals XTR /Wellgo MG1
Derailleurs Front XTR
Rear XTR fitted with KCNC Jockey wheels
Shifters XTR
Cassette/Chain XT
Brakes Hayes Stroker Trail 178mm f 158mm r
Bars Easton Monkeylite Carbon Fibre DH
Stem Hope 70mm 0deg/Hope Gunsmoke spacers
Grips ODI Ruffian Lock on
Saddle WTB DEVO ti
Seatpost Thomson elite Layback /Hope Gunsmoke QR
Hope Head doctor Gunsmoke
Hope Grip doctor Gunsmoke

Rotors being upgraded to 203mm front and 180mm rear this weekend.
Shimano SPD's now on.

Think the wheels will be changed next, then some Formula R1 brakes to finish the bike.

Any suggestions for wheels would be welcome.

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  • ChilesyChilesy Posts: 152
    Hi damon , glad you like it mate ,Thanks for the hassle free sale Enjoy :D:D:D
  • Now thats Nice... i want those xtr shifters even more now!!
  • Awesome looking machine :D . You've got a nice collection o bikes there as well...
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    Chilesy wrote:
    Hi damon , glad you like it mate ,Thanks for the hassle free sale Enjoy :D:D:D

    No worries fella, thank you too for prompt sending.

    It has gone to a good home and will be out tomorrow for my first run.
    Suffering from the light bike fat git syndrome.
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    Oberdiah wrote:
    Awesome looking machine :D . You've got a nice collection o bikes there as well...

    Thanks, yes lucky chap I guess.

    Tweaking has begun...

    Changed the stem today for a Thompson 90mm as the existing stem was very short.

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  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    The front disc got bent in transit so I have taken the opportunity to up the discs to 203mm front and 180mm rear.

    So tonight I shall be fitting this little lot ;D

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  • BroonsterBroonster Posts: 440
    DamonC wrote:
    The front disc got bent in transit so I have taken the opportunity to up the discs to 203mm front and 180mm rear.

    So tonight I shall be fitting this little lot ;D

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    There's nothing better than receiving bike parts through the post, eh?!

    Fantastic feeling :lol:

    Cracking ride dude :mrgreen:
    Winter: Moda Nocturne
    Road: Cervelo R3
    'Cross: Ridley X-Night
    Commuter: Genesis Day One
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    Done

    Now 203mm front and 180mm rear.

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  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    i love giant reigns. great looking bikes.

    btw why have you got chainstay protectors on each side :lol: you only need one where the chain is :lol:
  • its to protect the frame from scuff marks made by the heel of your shoes! especiall f you wear 5-10's :)
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    antshybrid wrote:
    its to protect the frame from scuff marks made by the heel of your shoes! especiall f you wear 5-10's :)

    ;):lol:
    Suffering from the light bike fat git syndrome.
  • The Big CheeseThe Big Cheese Posts: 10,309 Forum Tart 2010
    very nice build there sir! :D
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    XTR chain fitted.

    And more appropriate tyres fitted, Maxxis Larsen TT rear and Larsen TT Super Tacky front.

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  • Shorty12Shorty12 Posts: 478
    You tested the Larsens yet? I would like to know how good they are.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    I LOVE GIANT!
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    Shorty12 wrote:
    You tested the Larsens yet? I would like to know how good they are.

    They were awesome on the singletrack and rocky descent at Llandegla and ClimachX but did get 'grabbed' in muddy sections so not an allround tyre IMO.

    Will be great on the Giant for trail centres and I'll use my Trek HT for XC.
    Suffering from the light bike fat git syndrome.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    DamonC wrote:

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    OMG a ladybird invasion :shock:

    :lol:
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    A few updates have taken the bike from 30lbs to 28.1lbs.

    Fulcrum Red Metal 3 tubeless ready wheels
    Rear Conti Mountain King 2.2 UST
    Front Conti Mountain King 2.4 UST
    Front 203mm Avid G3 Clean Sweep Rotor
    Rear 185mm Avid G3 Clean Sweep Rotor
    Flying Snakes sealed gear cables

    The Fulcrum's run so much smoother than the WTB Laserdiscs.

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  • Great looking bike mate...some fab tweaks too....any sign of the R1s you spoke of or are the bigger rotors doing the trick??

    Will keep my eye out for you at Llandegla this Summer.
  • DamonCDamonC Posts: 263
    Brakes feel good with the rotor increases for my pace.

    Hope to get to work harder as I gain pace.

    Yep say hi at Llan, always good to put a face to a forum persona :D
    Suffering from the light bike fat git syndrome.
  • Now all you need to do is RIDE IT!!! :lol:
    Boo-yah mofo
    Sick to the power of rad
    Fix it 'till it's broke
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